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and identified $18.5 million that we are able to use in other ways to use our or -- to reduce our overall deficit. we have redirected those funds to the general fund in those categories. we have a number of programs receiving funds for the original intent of those specific line items. the biggest one is the targeted structural improvement block grant, which is a grants specifically targeting underserved students. as you mentioned, supervisor mar, concentrating on a-g, credit requirements. we have a number of different people working on that in different ways and we are thankful for the city's contributions to those efforts. >> is there a quantifying of how much it would cost to provide the additional 7th period support for the identify high schools so that as many students graduate with those requirements as possible? is there a number that it would cost to pull funds out? >> there is. i do not have it off the top of my head right now. but we could certainly get you a number to quantify that. as we look forward, we always want to make sure that we are assessing the equity of our spending. we are
whether or not psycho paths have affective deficits. absolutely they do. there has been hundreds of years of psychiatric research shows that they do. you have this two prong thing. on the one hand more dangerous if you release them and don't treat them. on the other hand, they're affectively different. there was a very nice article in the "new york times" magazine on mother's day about children who have these emerging traits and how we would develop and understand and treat them. it's a small percentage. my goal is to develop better treatment so they can keep them off that trajectory towards life course persistent problems. >> are you saying that people that have the brain structure that you have identified will always be lacking in volitional control or impulse receive to the extent that they are criminals? do we have a subset of people that are criminals because of their brains? >> i should really differentiate psychopathy from criminality. there are a lot of reasons why individuals engage in different criminal activity. it's a very small percentage of prisoners that are just about 15 t
, if the state revenue measures do not pass, the $88.3 million deficit in the next two years could balloon to close to $120 million. it is a dire crisis that not only impact the shortening of the school year, but increases in class sizes and potentially more layoffs and other issues that impact the district so heavily and parents and children. i know that i am strongly supportive of reoffer rising prop h, the voter-initiated measure that passed in 2004. in 2013, that is a top priority for many of us, to reauthorize prop h. also, the rainy day funds that the city provides. that is helping the school district. i think it was 53 -- i think it was $5.3 million this year and is projected for $4.7 million next year. they are at $77 million annually. we have to do everything we can to step up the support to schools as the state is failing to do so. the lowest income kids in the hardest-to-cheek schools usually face biggest falling behind when we make the cuts. the achievement gap that is is a thin in our school district is a critical, strategical to reduce those gaps. in good years, when we have
was deferred, we are looking to using prop a money to supplement what's going into the payoff deficit now instead of going to furlough days. now, the city rainy day fun i think you need to appreciate one of the factors about city rainy day fund. two ways you get rainy day fund moved over from the city to the school district. that is if there's a substantial cut in the per-pupil allocation from the state such as anticipated if the initiatives do not pass in the fall. or if there's a significant number of layoffs. at this point having not had that cut previously, we have had the school district have to budget for layoffs. they budget to get the rainy day money, which means they have to budget for layoffs every year. even ghoting rainy though getting rainy day funds means they rescind layoffs. that means a total destabilization of schools as teachers receive warning notices in march, termination in may and gradually brought back into the school district. any money the city can find to move to the school district should be used to eliminate the possibility of furlough days and work for the ch
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